Jasanpreet Kaur Bhatia
Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer
When you are learning to be a computer engineer, it is not at all hard to learn how to code.
What counts? Is your level of interest.
Once you start with the basic level of coding and if you develop a curiosity to play around with more codes or to develop something, Bang On! you are on the right path.
Note: Coding is really interesting. You will certainly dig more once you start practicing it or implementing it in order to develop a prototype.
Learning to code is not difficult. It's not uncommon for someone to learn the basics of a language like Python in a few hours, granted that's without understanding any of the underlying theory.
I'd encourage you to think of programming like any other skilled trade. Carpentry is a good example.
How hard is it to nail two boards together? Not very hard. What if you wanted to build a box? That's a little harder, but if you know how to nail two boards together, you should be able to take that idea and extend it to a box. How about a cabinet? That's sort of a collection of boxes. See where I'm going?
You start small, learn simple things, and then build upon those ideas as you tackle more complex problems. A lot of people scare themselves away from programming because they look at something like Microsoft Excel or Facebook or some other big app and think "I could never build that. It would be way too hard and too much to learn." But just like someone learning carpentry wouldn't immediately build a piece of high-end furniture on their own, someone learning to program doesn't immediately need to know how to build a giant app.
You start by learning how to print one line of text, and then you add ideas on top of that. Things will get harder and more complex as you progress, but you're really just adding to things you already know how to do.
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writing code is no more difficult than math or any other quantitative subject. The key is to focus and apply yourself. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and try new thing. The best coders are creative and take risks. If you enjoy coding you will do just fine!!
One thing that is very important to remember is that if something is very difficult for you to learn, perhaps you are trying to learn the wrong career area. Computer engineering is comprised of many different parts. You may excel in one or several of the areas, but not all. That is OK. That is just an indication of what areas for which you are more suited for than others. Here is a video that will help you to understand what is involved in computer engineering. ## https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avZTQgLs064 ##. Below, I will give you some tips from my years of Human Relations and College Recruiting that will allow you to see how you might fit into this wide ranging area.
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